The Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics both crusied through their first-round NBA Playoffs series, setting up an exciting Round 2 matchup. These squads split their season series at two games apiece, and fans should expect a similarly close finish this time around.
Bucks vs Celtics Schedule
Below is the full official schedule for the Bucks vs Celtics Eastern Conference Second Round NBA Playoff series.
Game 1: Sunday, May 1 at Boston (ABC - 1 p.m ET)
Game 2: Tuesday, May 3 at Boston (TNT - TBD)
Game 3: Saturday, May 7 at Milwaukee (ABC - TBD)
Game 4: Monday, May 9 at Milwaukee (TNT - TBD)
Game 5: Wednesday, May 11 at Boston (TNT - TBD) if necessary
Game 6: Friday, May 13 at Milwaukee (ESPN - TBD) if necessary
Game 7: Sunday, May 15 at Boston (ABC - TBD) if necessary
Bucks vs Celtics Odds
NBA Playoff odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have the Celtics as -200 favorites to win the series, while the Bucks are +168 underdogs.
The odds point to the Celtics leading the series 2-1 as the most likely outcome (+118) after the first three games.
Bucks vs Celtics Predictions
Predictions for the Bucks vs Celtics series are from FiveThirtyEight.
The Bucks are projected for a 25% chance to make the Eastern Conference Finals and an 8% chance to win the NBA championship, while the Celtics are projected for a 75% chance to make the Eastern Conference Finals and a 39% chance to win the NBA championship.
Khris Middleton Injury Update
The injury to Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton is set to have a massive impact on this series. Middleton suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in the first round against the Chicago Bulls that was projected to sideline him for a significant amount of time.
It's now been revealed Middleton is expected to miss the entire series against Boston. He is Milwaukee's clear No. 2 option to Giannis Antetokounmpo, averaging 20.1 PPG, 5.4 APG and 5.4 RPG during the 2021-22 campaign.
In two full games against Boston previously this season, Middleton averaged 19.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG and 8.0 APG.
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